When a person dies, his or her assets become part of their estate. Probate is the process of settling and distributing the decedent’s estate to the people entitled to receive it. The Utah Uniform Probate Code, which sets forth the state’s rules for this process, is codified at Title 75 of the Utah Code.Continue reading “Transfers of Utah Real Property from an Estate”
Affidavits and Re-recorded Real Property Documents in Utah
An error in a document can be corrected in one of three ways:
- By recording an affidavit.
- By re-recording the document.
- By recording a new document.
A person submitting a deed for recordation to a county recorder’s office in Utah is required to also submit an attached Water Rights Addendum, as of July 1, 2011. This becomes part of the deed and is recorded along with it. The form for this is provided by the Utah Division of Water Rights (which is often referred to as the State Engineer’s Office). Deeds and other instruments affecting the title to water rights should be recorded with the county recorder in the county where the water is diverted. In the case of the water being used in a different county, the deed and attached addendum should also be recorded in that county.Continue reading “Understanding the Utah Water Rights Addendum”